Criterion... One of the key films of the German kammerspiel movement, this silent work chronicles the tragic repercussions of a furtive love affair between a railway worker's daughter (Edith Posca) and her father's supervisor (Werner Krauss). ---------- Kammerspielfilm [Wikipedia]... Kammerspielfilm is a type of German film that offers an intimate, cinematic portrait of lower middle class life. The name derives from a theater, the Kammerspiele, opened in 1906 by a major stage director Max... Topics: German cinema, Kammerspielfilm, Lupu Pick
One might want to label "The White Devil" [a German/Italian production] as a transitional film from silent to synchronized sound--sort of. There is no dialogue...only synchronized sound effects, singing, and a music score [Michael Lewin, Marc Roland & Willy Schmidt-Gentner]. Curt Courant was one of the cinematographers who did the immensely popular "Berlin: Symphony of a Great City" [ http://www.archive.org/details/BerlinSymphonyofaGreatCity ]. The other cinematographer... Topics: Alexandre Volkoff, Fritz Alberti, German/Italian film, "Hajji Murad", Ivan Mosjoukine,...
Plot [Wikipedia]... In 1921 in the poor part of an Austrian town called Melchiorgasse there are only two wealthy people: the butcher Josef Geiringer and his wife. Mrs. Greifer runs a fashion boutique and a nightclub patronized by wealthy Viennese. Annexed to the nightclub is Merkl Hotel, a brothel to which the women of the nightclub bring their clients. The film follows the lives of two women from the same poor neighborhood as they try to better themselves during the period of Austrian postwar... Topics: Georg Wilhelm Pabst, German cinema, Greta Garbo, "New Objectivity" movement, silent film
Harakiri is a silent, black and white film directed by Fritz Lang released in 1919. The inter-titles are in Dutch, however an English subtitle file (srt format) is muxed into the original mkv, and available separately as well. The subtitle source is unknown. The source appears to be a VHS, the audio source and copyright is unknown. Quality is not the best, please upgrade if you have a better source! It is recommended you download the original mkv file and play it in VLC Player. IMDB Link... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: fritz lang, german, cinema, film
German title cards with French subtitles only, sorry! starring Emil Jannings from "Blue Angel" and Gustav von Wangenheim from "Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens". A very funny romantic comedy with the most delightful ending. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011371/ favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Ernst Lubitsch, Emil Jannings, Gustav von Wangenheim, German film, romantic comedy, silent film
The film that brought international fame to both Pabst and Greta Garbo, THE JOYLESS STREET is a stinging indictment of the soullessness of Weimar-era Vienna. In the wake of World War I, the newly impoverished middle class becomes the prey of both black marketeers and the decadent upper classes. This whirlpool of economic ruin and moral decay is dramatized through the story of a middle-class family in decline. Garbo stars as a young woman who sells herself after her father makes a disastrous... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Drama, GW Pabst, Greta Garbo, German Silents, Weimar
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first modern Horror Film and it influence a number of contemporary productions. A real classic! PLOT: A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future. When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered, and Cesare is a prime suspect.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Fantasy, Horror, German Expressionism